How to Append numbers to logon names in case of duplicates
Objective: Avoid duplicate logon names while creating new user accounts by appending a number to the logon names if the provided logon name already exists.
Solution: ADManager Plus's user creation templates provide an option that automatically appends a number to the logon names in case of duplicates.
Steps to create a user creation template
- Click on AD Mgmt.
- Go to User Management → User Template → User Creation Template.
- Click on Create New Template.
- Specify a name for this template, key in a suitable description and select the Domain in which this template will be used.
- In User Profile tab of the template, select the 'Automatically append numbers from' option and specify the starting number.
- Click on Advanced Settings, select the Logon Name attribute and click on OK.
- Specify the container in which the user accounts created using this template have to be located.
- Click on Save Template to complete the user creation process.
Note: Using the Advanced Settings link in automatically append numbers option in the user creation templates, you can avoid duplication of Full Name, SAM Account Name, Display Name, E-mail, Mail Alias, Simple Display Name and External E-mail Address as well, in addition to Logon Name.
When this template is used during the user creation process, this template will prevent duplicates in logon names by automatically appending a number to the specified logon name. To use this template for user creation:
- Click on AD Mgmt.
- Go to User Management → User Creation → Create Single User or Create Bulk Users, as required.
- Select the Domain and select the template that we created above using the Select Template option.
- Enter the values for all the required attributes for all the user accounts to be created or import this information via a CSV file.
- Select the required container.
- Click on Create Users to create all the required user accounts without any duplicated by appending the logon names with a number in case of matching entries.
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